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Shahan’s video rips Shakespeare’s doublet

Droeshout engraving from First Folio

On Monday, Shakespeare Authorship Coalition chairperson John Shahan released a 14-minute video deconstructing the “ridiculous clothes” worn by Shakespeare in the First Folio portrait. Shahan and Malcolm Blackmoor of England’s De Vere Society  produced a video professionally narrated by actress Debbie Radcliffe on the topic of ...

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David Van Vleck: How I Became an Oxfordian

Van Vleck Featured Image

I’m a playwright/novelist/screenwriter (whose favorite actor is, coincidentally to Oxfordiania, Sir Derek Jacobi). Sometime in the mid-1990’s, I was at my grandparents’ summer farm in Vermont, and relaxing on our porch, I found myself in conversation with my (now-ex; met ...

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How Did You Become an Oxfordian?

Edward de Vere, 1575

The SOF launches a periodic series of essays from members called, “How I Became an Oxfordian.” The SOF welcomes Bob Meyers, President Emeritus of the National Press Foundation, who will edit this series. Bob wants to hear from you about ...

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Support the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship through AmazonSmile


You Shop. Amazon Gives. Do you shop through Amazon.com? Now, through the AmazonSmile program, you can ensure that every time you buy merchandise on Amazon, a portion of the proceeds of your purchase will go to the SOF. And it ...

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Fall Issue of Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter Now Available

Eddi Jolly, Kevin Gilvary, Alexander Waugh, Wally Hurst, Ros Barber, and Earl Showerman (l. to r.)

The Fall 2015 issue of The Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter has been published, and is available online. “My ‘From the Editor’ column usually goes inside the issue,” said Newsletter editor Alex McNeil. “But there wasn’t room for it this time. That’s ...

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SAT hosts “Shakespeare’s Histories” conference Nov. 22, 2015


The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, will present “Shakespeare’s Histories: Whose Agenda Do They Serve?” at their annual conference November 22, 2015 held at Shakespeare’s Globe, London. Three USA scholars will present at the event: Gerit Quealy, Donna Murphy, and former ...

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Delahoyde edits Anthony & Cleopatra


Michael Delahoyde, PhD, managing editor of the SOF journal Brief Chronicles, has released his Oxfordian edition of William Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra, available through CreateSpace, Amazon’s independent publishing platform.” Although this edition of Anthony and Cleopatra was originally conceived as ...

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LLL music a labor of love by Duffin, Caird, and Schmidt

Josh Schmidt's "Cophetua" from John Caird's 2015 Stratford Festival production of Love's Labour's Lost

Ross Duffin’s work in documenting the deep importance of music in Shakespeare’s plays is a valuable resource to all Shakespeare lovers. Duffin’s article “‘Concolinel’: Moth’s Lost Song Recovered?” published in the Spring 2015 edition of Shakespeare Quarterly* was reported this ...

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Ashland Conference Afterword


  I wish to thank everyone who attended, followed, helped organize, or presented at the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship’s 2015 conference in Ashland, Oregon. This conference will long be remembered for its high-quality presentations, its revelations of exciting research discoveries, its ...

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Alexander Waugh Named Oxfordian of the Year


The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship has named British author and critic Alexander Waugh the Oxfordian of the Year for 2015 at its conference in Ashland, Oregon. In recent years, Mr. Waugh has garnered considerable publicity for his articulate skepticism of the ...

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